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Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad donates film awards in bid to launch charity

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad donated a collection of her awards, screenplays, books and film accessories to the Film Museum of Iran on Saturday.

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Bani-Etemad attached a note to the collection of awards, reading, "I had once decided to put all my awards on sale in an international auction to establish a foundation to help women who run their families alone. I still have this desire, and I ask the Film Museum to help my wish come true as soon as possible."

The donation included awards she had gained for nine feature films produced during the years 1986 until 2007.

Her debut feature "Off-Limits" won an award in Italy and her latest movie "Mainline" won Best Achievement in Directing award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Her other movies including "Nargess", "Blue Veil", "Under the Skin of the City", "Gilaneh" and "Foreign Currency" were awarded at the Locarno, Torino, Rome and Montreal festivals.

Bani-Etemad has directed nine features and several documentaries during her cinematic career.

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